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Mixed reactions to EPA’s decision on RFS

Cattle Network -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced it will retain the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), turning down requests for a waiver due to high corn prices. As corn prices spiked in the face of this summer’s drought, livestock and food organizations, and some state governors, petitioned the EPA to temporarily suspend the RFS, which currently mandates that fuel companies use 13.2 billion gallons of biofuel this year, with most of that being ethanol produced from corn. For 2013, the biofuel target expands to 13.8 billion gallons.

RFS opponents argue for flexibility in the mandate, allowing less ethanol production in years of tight supplies, while proponents believe the RFS is a key tool for shifting the country toward clean, renewable and domestic energy. Each side cit


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blupupher
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epa is out of control.
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Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:29:21 AM

Mixed reactions to EPA’s decision on RFS? There's No Mixed reaction needed. No Fuel From Food, not hard to understand that and do not mix with gasoline! Give the people a break on the price of fuel that pay your government wages.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:41:41 PM

Corn ethanol may reduce our dependence on foreign energy or it may not. The energy expended to produce it and ship it is arguably more than the energy produced by it. Certainly there is something better!
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Boo to the EPA!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:21:35 PM

Higher food cost for us in favor of ethanol we don't want.
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You cannot please everyone.
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EPA and PETA must be brother and sister.
Both are nutty.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:09:03 PM

I was wondering if the drought affected the barley production?
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out of control, actually no control
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Money hungry
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Defund the EPA
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Go
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EPA? Joke!
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I know nothing about this but I know that gas prices are too high.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:54:58 PM

“. . . proponents believe the RFS is a key tool for shifting the country toward clean, renewable and domestic energy.”

What folks need to understand is that ethanol in gasoline increases fuel consumption so that more petroleum is consumed than would be the case with pure gasoline. Ethanol in fuel is a lose-lose-lose situation.

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epa is a joke
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ok
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The EPA is a waste of taxpayer money.
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Time to repeal ethanol mandates and farm subsidies.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:46:24 PM

Ethanol is not efficient for propulsion and a lot of people voted it down on gasbuddy pool. EPA should take note.
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No more ethanol.
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It's not about the price of the stuff but it's affects on cars and small engines
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It figures.
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thats crazy
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Seems the Environmental Protection Agency = Economic Plunder Agency.
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Idiot politicans who think ethanol is good.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:37:15 PM

Use corn for food and natural gas for fuel.
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Uggggh!
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agribusiness is still big
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The corn lobby wins again and the consumers get the shaft. Business as usual.
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Whoever knows what EPA will do next.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:29:43 PM

Hmm.
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No comment.
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OK
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EPA Regulations are based on their "religion", not science.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:21:16 PM

All of the EPA regulations should be reviewed and balanced against economic concerns. Many EPA regulations could go the way of the Dodo. If the EPA regulations were rolled back to the end of the Clinton years; the US would be in much better economic condition.
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seems pretty simple to me
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Stop burning our food...
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Food is not fuel
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That's right, suzmar. The EPA is in O'bummer's back pocket. Hope all the handout junkies that voted for him are happy.
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okay...use something...ELSE
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The EPA is ridiculous, they will get even worse over the next four years.
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Sounds like we need to eliminate the EPA to save money in more ways than one...
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The EPA is dumb dumb dumb!
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and they do what ever is harmful to america... thanks epa
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We won't have a bite to eat but we'll have plenty of gas. The EPA is just stupid.
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Pay off!
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okay
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Just get rid of the ethanol subsidies!
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